In addition to comprehensive ABA services and behavior management services, O.R.L. also sometimes provides ala carte services such as those listed below. Click any of the services below to learn more about them.
Families sometimes question whether the special education or other services that their child is receiving are appropriate. In these cases, families often turn to O.R.L. and ask us to evaluate those services and render our opinion about how those services might be augmented or improved.
Some children without Autism may have significant difficulty in the academic areas of reading, writing, or math. While most behavior analysts do not have extensive training or experience in improving academic skills, several of O.R.L.’s staff members are not only behavior analysts, but also have specialized training in academic intervention. When public schools are unable, despite their best efforts, they often turn to O.R.L. to guide students’ academic intervention.
When families want to try and answer the question, “What are my child’s skills and how does my child compare to other children?” they often turn to O.R.L. to help find an answer. O.R.L. can come in, get to know the cild and their family, and then assess the child across any areas of concern or importance such as language skills, social skills, skills associated with daily living, cognitive skills, and academic skills. Once O.R.L. completes the assessment process, our staff will write a comprehensive report that explains the results of the assessment and gives families and educational staff concrete recommendations for how to address any weaknesses areas uncovered through the assessment process.
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA’s) help answer the question, “Why is that person behaving the way they are?” When family members want to know how to improve the problem behavior of their child with a disability, O.R.L. can complete an FBA and design behavior support systems that will help reduce or eliminate the problem behavior by helping the child learn to get their needs met in other, more socially appropriate ways.
Sometimes families may question whether the special education services that their child receive are appropriate or as comprehensive or robust as they need to be. O.R.L.’s experts are available to help evaluate you child’s IEP so that you know whether and how it can be improved, and our staff members will even attend your child’s IEP meetings and act as ana ctive member of the IEP team advocating for what is in your child’s best interests.
Sometimes, despite everyone’s best efforts families and school districts are just unable to resolve disagreements without turning to a third party such as a mediator or an Administrative Law Judge. When this happens, O.R.L. is available to work with you and your attorney to provide fact and expert witness testimony to help families achieve the outcomes they want to achieve for their child.
At this time O.R.L. IS NOT accepting intake requests. We next anticipate accepting new clients in the Fall of 2018. Please check back with us then.